The goal of psychotherapy is to provide insight and new perspectives into one’s life to increase the quality of experience. There is a theory of therapy that states that people’s moods are a direct result of their belief systems, including ones we may not at first be consciously aware of. Through gaining insight into past patterns and changing one’s view of the present, people may be able to experience life in a more positive and meaningful way, allowing them to function at their best.
In therapy, our professionals understand that individuals may respond to different forms of therapy in various ways, and draw on extensive experience to take into account the client’s personality, the nature of the problem being discussed, and the larger treatment plan.
When working with our clients, the primary goal is to create an emotionally safe environment where any topic or issue can be discussed in a professional and confidential manner.
We use the following modalities:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on examining the patterns and relationships between thoughts, feelings, and actions that form our life experience. With CBT, clients may learn strategies, skills, and practices to use on an ongoing basis in their lives to increase their quality of experience. CBT has been studied extensively and is scientifically proven to be effective in clinical trials for a variety of disorders.
Psychodynamic Therapy: Psychodynamic therapy aids clients in achieving higher levels of self-awareness and understanding of how their unconscious thinking may affect their conscious behavior. In this methodology, clients may explore thoughts feelings, early-life experiences, and patterns of behavior. Psychodynamic therapy can be a tool to metabolize and integrate how past experiences shape current behavior, and reach resolution.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: An offshoot of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) was created for treating chronically suicidal and self-harming individuals, particularly those with Borderline Personality Disorder. DBT has proven to be effective for BPD, but also can be helpful to a variety of other populations. The term ‘Dialectical’ refers to the central balance in this form of therapy between acceptance and change. DBT may involve learning coping skills for use in daily life, and working on validation and acceptance of uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, or behaviors.
Motivational Enhancement Therapy: Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) is typically used in addiction treatment to help resolve the client’s ambivalence about recovery and transformation. MET is recognized as a tool to rapidly gain control over the mental challenges linked to substance abuse, and provide clarity to the client. MET can grow intrinsic motivation, commitment to change, and receptiveness to the recovery process.